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Rebekah Peterson


Associate Professor

I am in my 14th year at Vermont State University Castleton Campus. I was initially hired by the athletic department working as an athletic trainer for a multitude of athletic teams. I slowly transitioned into teaching within the athletic training program. I am now in my 8th year of full time teaching and couldn’t be happier with my career path. In addition to being an Associate Professor, I serve as Coordinator of Clinical Education for the Master of Athletic Training Program and Department Chair for the Department of Health & Exercise Sciences.

Originally from Valparaiso, IN, I attended the University of New Hampshire on a gymnastics scholarship where I graduated with a BS Kinesiology: Athletic Training degree. I then moved out west to Eugene, OR and attained a MS Human Physiology: Advanced Athletic Training degree from the University of Oregon. While attending graduate school, I held an athletic training graduate teaching fellow position working with the University of Oregon Football and Volleyball teams.

I grew up in Valparaiso, IN (northwest corner of IN, tip of Lake Michigan). Gymnastics was my sport growing up. I met my husband of now 15 years while attending UNH; he played football there. We have two boys ages 11 and 8. They are very active, love sports and keep us busy! “